Choosing your vendors for your big day can be a daunting task. There are so many things on your check list when first starting out, it’s hard to know where to begin. We are loving this timeline that Wedding Wire has come out with to help manage when different vendors should be found and booked.
When it comes to hair and makeup, the earlier the better. Thus, why we love this time line. Twelve months or more gives you time to not only find the hair and makeup artists that fit your style and needs perfectly, but allows you to get in for a trial very early on so you can check off your list what you want your look to be for your big day!
We here at Makeup for Your Day, love traveling world wide to get brides ready. We’ve seen some pretty spectacular venues out there and look forward to seeing more breathtaking places for gorgeous ceremonies and receptions. For you newly engaged couples out there, be sure and check out this list to explore beautiful wedding venues in the Raleigh area as well as all over the world!
Hello all my favorite MYD Beauties! I hope you’re enjoying these back-to-school days and settling in to your new routines as we transition in to fall.
It’s well known with family and friends that summer time is definitely my favorite time. Being super cold-natured, I actually despise the winter. That all being said, I do have very fond feelings about autumn simply because it’s the best time of year to express yourself through fashion and beauty. I mean, hello, the 2 inch thick fashion Bible (Vogue) launches all of the fall “must-haves” and “oooh I wish had the money to splurge on” goodies!
This year, I’ve challenged our MYD team (and subsequently YOU!) to choose 3-4 products in your cupboards, vanity, shelves, showers, etc to finish off during the month of September. Why? Well, to make room for all the new fall arrivals, of course! We’re calling this our #septempties challenge.
We’re going to upload videos and posts throughout the month from our team finishing off some of their products from home and we’d love to hear about yours! Upload a video of yourself with your challenge products or your finished off #septempties and let us know your thoughts: did you love it, hate it, would you buy it again? We’re all beauty junkies here so we can’t wait to hear your reviews! Most of all…we want to know what you’re finishing things off FOR. What are you replacing your empties with?!
Stay tuned for my own video update later this week. I’ll be polishing off these gems this month:
I can’t wait to see your videos and hear all about your progress with emptying out your current products! Please use the hashtags: #mydbeauty and #septempties so we can easily keep up with all your videos to respond. Of course, we’d love you to tag us, too @makeupforyourday on Instagram and @makeup4yourday on twitter. Good luck!
**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist, and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**
Its Summertime! Time to hit the pool, the beaches, the picnics, the bbqs and the patios. One of the best hairstyles for summer is beachy waves. They have a trendy, yet low maintenance look to them and they can be chic but laid back at the same time.
Sometimes it is hard to achieve this look because different hair types have different problems. Straight hair may go limp, curly hair may be too frizzy or colored hair may be too dry. Thanks to The Beauty Department, they give a product recommendation for 8 different hair types to help achieve the perfect beachy wave.
Do you like the look of beachy waves? What are your favorite products or tricks? We would love to know! Let us know via Facebook or the comments box below!
**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**
Hi MYD fans! Caroline Lucas here, reporting from Nashville, TN. I know you have been waiting on pins and needles wondering what we would be revealing this week and here it finally is! Makeup for Your Day is expanding to Music City!
Starting in Raleigh, NC and traveling all over for destination weddings we felt like it was time to branch out and explore new territory, and what better fit for our artists than the city that is known for its talent?
At Makeup for Your Day we are always looking for new inspiration, and even though I have only been living in Nashville for a short period, let me tell you, this city is full of it! From festivals and concerts, river views to mountain tops, not to mention all the great food, and growing neighborhoods – Nashville has it all.
So lucky me… I got the opportunity to use this Nashville launch post as an excuse to play tourist in my own city! Come along with me as we scratch the tip of the iceberg on this fun-filled city.
Like most things, to get started, first we need COFFEE! Okay so this might not count as a tourist moment… but can you blame a girl?
Barista Parlor is located in one of my favorite neighborhoods known as East Nashville. A little hip, trendy, and up and coming East Nashville is the place to find awesome food, craft cocktails, and off the charts coffee.
This, my friends, is a whiskey caramel latte and get a load of the DOUGHNUTS! One of each please!….*someone rolls me to my car. Looking at this all I can think is, “Where can I find a lipstick the shade of that pink glaze”? Talk about the perfect “subtle with a pop” color! That, my friends, is on our #mydbeauty to-do list!
Alright, alright, now that we’re nice and awake let’s keep it moving. Next stop… The Grand Ole Opry! This place is enormous. It was a beautiful day and good thing because you could walk for days and not experience this whole space.
My brain kept heading straight to all the amazing event spaces. The bridal photo opportunities were endless, and every where you turned was another great piece of Tennessee history. I cannot wait for this to be a regular spot for us. Seeing our artistry on a beautiful Opry bride seems like a dream come true!
Of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without heading out to Broadway…Nashville’s self-proclaimed “Honky Tonk Highway.” Downtown Nashville is always on. Walking down the street you can hear the talent streaming out of the famous bars like, Robert’s and Tootsies.
At Makeup for Your Day, we are known for all the work we do with our amazing brides, but we also do a lot with commercial shoots and head shots, and in a city like Nashville I have a feeling that is going to keep us pretty busy.
Doing hair and makeup meant for lights and stage can be a whole different animal – which is why we make sure to train all our artists and hair stylists on the varying components for each situation. We also make sure that we carry the best products for every situation.
Unlike a lot of people who migrate to Music City, I’m not looking to have my name put up in lights… but I sure am looking forward to seeing the names and faces of our clients up there!
So this concludes the first leg of our Nashville tour. But don’t you worry, there is a lot more where this came from. Our blog, Instagram, and Facebook are going to be filled with bridal inspiration, hair and makeup trends, and our travels from Nashville, Raleigh, the beautiful NC Crystal Coast and Outer Banks, and destinations worldwide! So stay tuned and keep an eye out on all the exciting things Makeup for Your Day will be up to.
We’d love your support in our new endeavor! If you have friends, family or colleagues in the Nashville or surrounding areas that you feel would love our luxury services, please pass our info along and make sure they let us know who sent them! And if there is something you would like to see or a place in Nashville that you find inspiration please leave a comment below. We can’t wait to hear from you!
February was Bridal Show month at Makeup for Your Day! We kicked it off at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show in Chapel Hill!
Caroline, Abbey, Megan and I started our day by making over our two gorgeous models.
I had so much fun at this show because we come to the Carolina Inn several times a year for weddings, and it was great to see the place totally decked out. Several of our artists & stylists were able to come to the event to meet all of the brides that came out to the show.
We even got to hang out with Heidi Dawson, the director of catering for the Carolina Inn and a good friend of the Makeup for Your Day team. One of our resident stylists, Megan is getting married this year and was able to attend the show with her fiance, Anthony!
One of my favorite parts of bridal shows is the food! I don’t know that I have seen so many different food vendors in one place before! We had cake, pie, chicken and waffles on a stick, and there was even a s’mores bar. Yes.. a buffet where you could make your own s’mores. YUM! Jen and Susanne had to grab a cheerwine and donuts!
I will documenting all of the bridal shows Megan and I went to in the month of February on the blog over the next few days! Please tune in tomorrow for more!
Let me just start out by saying that if you have not picked up the brand new issue of Trendy Bride magazine, you are missing out! We are beyond thrilled and excited about the cover featuring hair and makeup by Jennifer Buenviaje for MYD, the cover story inside with to-die-for images by the uber-talented Perry Vaile and this little styled beauty below featuring photos from Jodi Miller Photography.
Our team (Kristin, N’Zinga and Jen B) collaborated with some awesome local North Carolina wedding vendors to produce this “Black, White and Cotton Candy Bright” lovely styled shoot by Kaitlin of Simply Put Vintage in downtown Raleigh. What are your favorite details in the feature and which hair/makeup style on the bride or bridesmaids do you love?
If that wasn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for gorgeous, here are some other shots from the day that we adore and just had to show off!
Can’t get enough? Head over to our Instagram account and leave our team some love on our other styled shoots and REAL BRIDE photos!
Jessica was absolutely stunning on her wedding day. For her bridal hair and makeup, she chose a fresh, clean palette of roses and pinks to highlight her porcelain complexion. Her hair was neatly secured in a textured updo that allowed all the focus to be on her amazing cathedral veil. Check out these lovely images by Kate Headley Photography and let us know what you think about Jessica’s look by MUA: Jen B, Hair: Kerri and Kathy!
We are extremely proud to report that a styled shoot we collaborated on with some amazing vendor talent from the Triangle was featured in Trendy Bride Magazine! Gorgeous hair and makeup for the models was done by our super talented stylist/mua, Kerri. Styled shoot concept by Michelle at Wedding Story Writer.
You can order your copy of the full magazine online at the Trendy Bride site. Great info throughout on planning your big day and super helpful articles like this one for the bridesmaids and other family members that may be helping to plan or throw showers.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this beautiful styled shoot. Please leave some love for Kerri in the comments below or give her a shout out on Facebook or Twitter!
The wedding we’re about to feature is so full of pretty! In an intimate residential venue in Raleigh, Sydney + Adam exchanged vows. Jen B and Rachelle had a wonderful time working with Sydney and her bridal party on the morning of their wedding. Sydney was glowing all day and we adore her loose, textured updo and smokey eye makeup! Enjoy the photos below by Carrie Coleman Photography.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this beautiful Raleigh wedding. Please leave Jen B. and Rachelle some love below in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter!
Andrea’s wedding to Nate at the Sutherland Estate in Wake Forest, NC was simply beautiful! We thoroughly enjoyed working with Andrea and all her bridal party to pamper them the morning of her wedding. They were a great group of ladies and the laughter was infectious. Check out these gorgeous images from AJ Dunlap Photography and let us know what you think of all the ladies’ beautiful updos by Jen H and Megan!
This is one of the sweetest pictures we’ve ever seen of a Father / Daughter First Look!
We love the “exit” photos best because they show how our hair styles lasted ALL NIGHT through all the fun these ladies had! 🙂
Again, please let us know your thoughts and leave Jen H and Megan some love on their talented updo styles for the bride and bridal party on our Facebook page and Twitter.